As artists we are always developing. I started this site some years ago to monitor my progress at art classes. Some areas have improved faster than others and I expect this to continue to be an interesting journey. Constructive comments are always welcome. Steve.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Abstract - Wave


A piece of found art. This time its the sky where there were some interesting clouds as sunset approached. I took a photo, manipulated it on the computer then turned it upside down.

Friday, March 16, 2007


Many thanks to everyone (especially Coral) who has sent comments on my art either via this site or directly. All your comments are helping me to develop my fledgeling artistic aspirations.

This is a pastel study of Buchaille Etive (near Glencoe) which I'm currently working on.

Please continue to let me know what you think!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Fruit 'n veg still life

Acrylic version

Pastel version

A random display of lemon, lime, apple tomatoes, carrot and onions.
Art class 6 March 07.


We see the lighthouse across a stormy sea as the waves break onto the cliff face.
Inspired by the photo below. Acrylic and knife then varnished.
March 07.

Lighthouse - inspiration

This is the photo which inspired the "lighthouse" painting above.
Its a close-up photo of the remains of paint on my palette.
Serendipity as inspiration?

Two yachts, three birds

March 07. Mixed media. Gouache and emulsion paint on card. First I did a basic underpaint with blue emulsion, then a torn piece of blue paper was pasted on to form the mountain range followed by loosely brushed gouache for the clouds and foreground.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Moonlit mountain and stag

A tonal study in blue,
Acrylic on canvas. 20Feb07